Apex Fishing Charters

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About Us


Apex Fishing Charters is a charter fishing, Louisiana guide service located in Grand Isle, LA. We venture into the Gulf of Mexico in search of a wide variety of game fish, offering yellow fin tuna fishing charters, as well as deep sea fishing charters for wahoo, mahi mahi, marlin, swordfish, sailfish, red snapper, mangrove snapper, cobia, grouper, amberjack, and more.

Grand Isle's location is between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers, and it has a close proximity to the continental shelf. These, along with the thousands of oil and gas platforms within eyesight, give our location a geographical advantage over anywhere on the gulf coast. The combination of bait from the rivers, depths and drop offs created by the continental shelf, and the structure of the platforms, provide everything game fish need to thrive, making Grand Isle the pinnacle of deep sea fishing charters. Nowhere else on the gulf coast offers the quality and quantity of fish available in the fertile waters of Louisiana.

We got into the offshore deep sea fishing charters business to give people the opportunity to experience deep sea fishing at its best. At Apex Fishing Charters we fish because we love to and charge because we have to.

We managed to slip out a couple of days last week with some friends for some short trips. Here's a couple pics of some of the fish caught. When the wind finally stops blowing the fishing should be pretty good. Give us a call if you want to get a piece of our 50 day snapper season or if you want to go catch yellowfin in the canyon.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
www.apexfishingcharters.com

The weather forcast looks good this weekend. Give me a call if you want to take advantage of the good weather and go catch some fish. You can view info and rates @ www.apexfishingcharters.com or you can call/email.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com

Fished last week with Shayne Weekly and crew. We ran far and managed 2 yellowfin and a handfull of blackfin we also picked up a limit of fat amberjack with biggest going 86.24#s. As the weather warms up the fishing is only going to get better. Give me a call or shoot me an email if you want to get on the water and catch some fish.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com


I had the Roge crew down last Friday for some offshore action, however due to weather I had to send them inshore. Thanks to Capt. Daryl (and company)they went home with there limit of redfish. Saturday the wind laid down, unfortunatly I was unable to round up a crew so another fishable day was wasted.
I'm off to fish this weekend and next provided the weather holds out. The water is warming up and the fishing is follwing the trend. Grouper season just opened back up and the cobia and mangroves should be making there apearance as well. The amberjack are always a costant and the tuna should be falling into place around the floaters. Red snapper season looks like it's going to be a short one this year, 54 days starting June 1st, so get your date soon before there gone. I have plenty of open dates left in April and May so give me a call and let's catch some fish.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

The weather man has finally forcasted some good weather for this week (2 feet or less). I've got Wednessday open if anybody wants to take advantage of it. The best part is we'll be able to fish in shorts and t-shirts instead of bibs and rain jackets. I hope this is a trend that holds through the summer. Give me a call or shot me an email if you want to go fishing.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

I made it offshore with Brian and Torie Eaton Tuesday and I have to say I had a blast fishing with them. We where able to put some amberjack, almaco jack, grouper, and cobia in the boat with the great weather we've had the past couple of days. I know everybody always reports how many red snapper there are now, but let me tell you they are a nuisance. Red snapper was them biggest problem I had . I went to chum mangroves and masses of red snapper came to the surface, 5-10 pounders on the surface everywhere . I couldn't put the hooks in the mangroves, which where also plentiful, because the red snapper out numbered them. We also jigged up several 20# class red snapper.
On another note I do have to give credit to the new Frenzy jigs. I used several different brands yesterday and I got noticeably more strikes on the Frenzy jigs. (And NO I did not receive any money or gear from them).
Fishing season is here. We are starting to get those slick calm days great for overnight canyon trips and snapper season is right around the corner. Give me call if your ready to get on the water and some fish.
I'll post some pics as soon as I get them.

Capt. Ian McGowan
(225)803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Eaton pics from last week
Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Eaton trip
Capt. Ian McGowan
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Here are some pics from wednesday. I was able to take advantage of the weather and fish with some friends, Ryan, Tre and Patrick. We had a blast catching Cobia, Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Scamp, Gag, and Warsaw Grouper.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com

Here's a deck shot of the tip I mentioned in my previous post.

Capt. Ian McGowan
225-803-6701
apexfishing@aol.com
www.apexfishingcharters.com